Minister of Education launches the Wriggle Roadcaster

By Ellie Hughes
15 Feb 2018

Wriggle officially launched the Wriggle Roadcaster at the IPPN conference. The Wriggle Roadcaster is a cutting edge 21st century mobile technology classroom. It will help schools develop digitally around the country. 


Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton officially launched the Wriggle mobile learning classroom, at the Irish Primary Principal's Network (IPPN) annual conference, in Citywest, among 1,500 educators.


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The Wriggle Roadcaster has been repurposed from a former library bus into a 21st century mobile learning classroom. It is designed to showcase to teachers and students what technology can do to support engagement and enhance teaching, the mobile learning classroom is kitted out with tablets, robotics, drones, coding equipment and other state of the art technological tools. The bus will travel around schools in Ireland, demonstrating to teachers and students at a primary and secondary level how technology can be easily integrated into teaching and learning.


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Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton has been advocating for a digital revolution within curriculum reform development since his appointment. The Wriggle Roadcaster is set to embody this digital revolution and drive the Irish education system forward. Commenting at the launch, Simon Close, Wriggle's Primary School Lead said:


"The Wriggle Roadcaster aims to help schools to start their own digital journey working towards supporting and fostering key digital skills, for example coding, problem solving, computational thinking, creativity and more through the use technology."


The Wriggle Roadcaster is now accepting registrations for school visits to primary and post-primary schools.

Click here to register.